In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers a history lesson related to the inspiration behind a reader's reproduction refectory table.
Bronze "Elk Buffalo" sculpture by Henry Merwin Shrady sold for $276,000, the highest price ever realized for the artist, during Eldred's April 3-4 Americana, Paintings & Sporting Art Auction.
A first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1756 by Benjamin Franklin soared past its high estimate of $5,000 to finish at $11,377 at New Orleans Auction Galleries.
In a recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, quickly helped steer a reader on the right path regarding the identity of a family baker's table.
Several items of Ohio Valley stoneware, amassed by a noted authority on the pottery, will cross the auction block May 15, at Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers.
The two top lots of Quinn & Farmer's April 18 auction, a pair of huanghuali stools and a zitan kang table, finished at $696,200 before the hammer fell.
Primarily utilized by women at first, by the 20th century, rocking chairs were used universally. In the April 29, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the evolution of the American rocking chair.
An 18th century Virginia Queen Anne tray-top tea table captivated bidders' attention during Cottone Auction's 750-lot Fine Art & Antiques Auction, so much so that it soared to $299,000 before the gavel fell, making it the top lot of the sale.
A painted pine dower chest decorated by John Seltzer, dated 1808, with the inscription “Henrey Yeckly 1808”, will come before bidders during Pook & Pook's Americana and Fine Art Auction, April 24-26.
A fascinating Wooten roll top walnut rotary desk is one of the more than 400 eclectic lots featured in Schwenke Auctioneers’ Fine Estates Auction, set for April 26.